Destination XL Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. Lease Adminstrator

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Culture, environment
    Easy to get to

    Cons

    Health Insurance benefits not as good

  2. Not worth it!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Keyholder
    Former Employee - Keyholder

    I worked at Destination XL full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Customers were actually pretty awesome, but you barely have time to actually help them since none of your stores are staffed properly.

    Cons

    The company already didn't pay well and now they are lowering their pay rates. I have worked in several regions now and they are all understaffed and can't find employees. Asking people who have been with your company at a Casual Male location over a decade to take a demotion when they move to a DXL is ridiculous. They are highly experienced professionals and deserve some respect. Unfortunately I witnessed this happen at every location I worked.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to retain employees you might try valuing them. Just because you pay commission doesn't mean employees can make as much as they want.....there are only so many customers in a day.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Very demanding company with little rewards

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

    I have been working at Destination XL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Serving one specific client market

    Cons

    Company wants more than they pay for

    Advice to Management

    Value your employess

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Atmosphere, Awful Group of People-Top Down"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination XL part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The customers are generally nice and appreciative of help and advice, with regard to fashion and wardrobes.

    Cons

    Constant and relentless pressure for higher sales, very pushy (borderline unethical) hard selling tactics are expected. The micromanagement and heartless pursuit of the "bottom line numbers" leads to MAJOR drama, backbiting, conflict, and ruthless behavior amongst the employees. Your sales numbers are parsed out for every hour you work by a manager to compel you to sell, sell, sell.. Managers and co-workers are insanely greedy and always confrontational.

    Advice to Management

    Teach your managers better ethics. Teach your managers to create better working environments free from constant conflict because of high pressure for sales numbers. Teach your managers something/anything about true leadership.

  6. Great company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Canton, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Canton, MA

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Management visibility, team-enviornment, good work-life balance, and open-minded.

    Cons

    Movement within can be hard and salaries for lower-level employees can be low.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in helping the culture of the company grow and offer higher salaries

  7. sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Destination XL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    co-worker, meet great people when it was rochester now casual male came not so much

    Cons

    management, bring back old merchandise casual male items dont help in sales

    Advice to Management

    dont play favorites

  8. Friendly Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Brand Management in Canton, MA
    Former Intern - Brand Management in Canton, MA

    I worked at Destination XL as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you prove your dedication and ability on your first projects as an intern, your projects will become bigger and more meaningful. Everyone is friendly, fun and eager to help. The marketing department organizes many events for interns/new members to get to know the rest of the team.

    Cons

    Marketing Department seems timid at times to incorporate social media ideas provided by interns who use the platforms often and have a better understanding of the functionality.

  9. If you are looking to join a team that doesn't value talent, this is the place.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination XL full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing customers
    Better working hours than most retailers

    Cons

    Absentee RSM and ZVP

    Company does not understand the people that make it happen every day

    SM that is biased and gossips

    Entire team full of children that also value gossip over hard work

    If you are a female, be prepared to pamper and baby people. It's not about hard work or great relationships. It is about the "girls club"

    Upper management is about the "boys club"...who did you know. It is apparently ok(for some RSMs) to completely demean females and make explicit jokes, comment on female bodies etc

    Most expensive/worst benefits ever. Except for the 401k

    Ancient POS systems that "will be getting updated" for the last 2.5 years

    If you need help with personal issues, the employee assistance line will not be provided to you, even though it is available

    Claims to champion the guest, and once did. Not anymore.

    Advice to Management

    It is time to reevaluate... EVERYTHING

  10. Good People iffy pay

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    Current Employee - Dxl Key Holder
    Current Employee - Dxl Key Holder

    I have been working at Destination XL part-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People I work w r great but the pay is low

    Cons

    You never know what you are really making and payroll messed my check up numerous times.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure you can pay your employees correct and make time for them. Benefits are un affordable

  11. General manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Destination XL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great customers and upper management team. Growing company with many future opportunities.

    Cons

    Staffing and payroll. Sales goals for GM, competitive on selling floor.

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